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. >> doctors continue to go monitor the condition of president george h.w. bush, trying to get his fever down. we'll have a live report from the hospital where he's being treated coming up next. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. >> eric: president george h.w. bush under close watch at a houston hospital. christine has the latest. give us an update on bush 41. >> it's a watch and wait situation for reporters outside the methodist hospital in houston. as of last night and this morning, the 41st president of the united states, george h.w. bush remained in the intensive care unit battling a stubborn fever. he was alert and talking to the medical staff. we did speak to the spokesperson about an hour ago and we were told he was waiting for the family to authorize another statement. we have not received that updated statement. as you know, the older bush spent one month at the hospital for treatment for a lingering cough befor
that >>> this morning on "world news now," health concerns. former president george h.w. bush is moved to intensive care. >> he's been in a houston hobble since thanksgiving and doctors say his health has taken an unfortunate turn. it's thursday, december 27. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >> i've heard, and i think it's true, the viewers of this show are the coolest television viewers around. even though we get some different faces, there's one constant here, we've got willis backing us up. willis in the house, ladies and gentlemen. >> you can hear him behind us every time. thank you for joining us and staying up. maybe you can't sleep, but we appreciate you here with us. thank you, willis. >> any time. >>> coming up, we'll hear from a bush family spokesperson as the 41st president struggles to get b
note he left behind. >>> in the hospital, an update tonight on former president george h.w. bush, amid word his health has taken a turn for the worst. >>> supersized, at the movies this holiday season, something we noticed about a lot of these oscar hopefuls. why are they all so long? >>> and the celebration across america and around the world this christmas night. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm carl quintanilla in tonight for brian. a large part of the country doesn't have to dream of a white christmas tonight. we are getting it. a major winter storm is bringing snow and thunderstorms to texas, oklahoma, alabama and arkansas. but that's not the only threat. tornadoes are a big concern along the gulf coast as the storm now moves to the north and east, threatening holiday travel. we have two reports tonight from those who cover it best, our friends at the weather channel. we begin with meteorologist jim cantore in hattiesburg, mississippi. >> reporter: this tornado outbreak is far from over. we've already had damage with injuries off to my south. and we are just under
to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app?
3 suncoast -- silver stars and vietnam. president george h. w. bush released a statement saying schwarzkopf -- alabama governor is touring the devastation after a christmas day tornado. he began and i high-school auditorium and mobile where there was significant with damage. the tornado had winds up to 135 miles an hour. even though the damage is widespread governor bentley says there is still a silver lining to the storm. >> it is a shame to see the damage. but the good thing we have to remember is we did not lose any lives, and we do not have any serious injuries. >> the governor says he in not certain whether there will be a federal disaster declaration. state officials still have to review damage estimates first. steve rudin 12:17 this friday. we have an okay day out but everybody is talking about tomorrow. >> a little snow can go a long way but it will not be anything huge. >> no need to panic. >> and looks like more remixing and. outside it is quiet and try. clouds beginning to roll in from the south and west, part of the system that will bring went through the other tomo
and led a quiet life in tampa. he was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush released a statement remembering the former general. he said "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service country creed that defended our freedom. he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> the 41st president remains in the hospital but appears to still be fighting. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but that he would advise people to "get this, put the harps back in the closet he's telling everybody." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened when he suffered complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion she sustained after fainting. she had to cancel an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> 4:35. the man accused of walking into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in
president george h.w. bush took a turn for the over and he's against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. >> actually, that's samuel l. jackson, he's a nice fella personally. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he really is a nice guy. >>> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the worse over christmas eve. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the 88-year-old will recover. we wish him well. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." boston globe reporting michael kranish has written why romney lost the campaign this year. it includes access to insiders on the record including romney's oldest son tagg who says of his father, quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. if he could have found someone else to take his place, he would have been ecstatic to step aside. he is a very private person who loves his family and his country but doesn't love the attention. former huckabee manager chip saltsman is with us too. this is fun. this is joyful today. i l
'll have an update on former president george h.w. bush who is still in intensive care tonight. >> plus an anti-adoption law is officially on the books in russia. we will find out how it is impacting families in our area next.  >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight, but a spokesman says he's improving. the former president has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd where he is being treated for a cough and bronchitis. the 40 first president was moved to -- the 41st president was moved to intensive care on sunday when he developed fever. the former president is alert and in good spirits and reported to have been singing with his doctors and his nurses. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanag
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
you so much for joining us, we appreciate it. >>> developing news on president george h.w. bush's health. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> and developing news on a story we've been following here for days args spokesman for former president george h.w. bush is telling nbc news doctors have seen a, quote, slight improvement in his condition. this morning, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thank
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
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. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
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from possible across the board tax increases and spending cuts. >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, and other relatives at his side. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of facebook privacy breach within the zuckerberg family. his sister says a family photo was reposted by another person on twitter. randy zuckerberg called the woman out. the woman apologized said it was public because it was in her facebook newsfeed. >>> in china the longest high speed railway opens, connects beijing with guangzhou, 1,500 in eight hours, but tickets start at $138, and they're a little pricey for some people and many travelers say it's cheaper and faster to fly. >>> a report just out this morning shows home prices up in october, the biggest annual gain in more than two years. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> this is a bigger gain than analysts were expectin
a national hero. president george h.w. bush presented him the medal of freedom. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwarzkopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement, schwarzkopf declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwarzkopf was 78. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president obama and the top lawmakers meet today at the whit
spokesman says former president george h.w. bush is alert and even singing in the hospital. you recall a couple days ago his spokesman said doctors moved him to intensive care after setbacks, including a fever and cough related to bronchitis. today the spokesman released a statement saying the president continues to improve and, quoting here, is alert and as always, in good spirits and his exchanges with doctors and nurses include singing. the bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes and, like their doctors, you are cautiously optimistic the current course of treatment will be effective. at 88 years old, president george bush is the oldest living former president. >>> a long list of video services make it easier than ever to catch your favorite tv shows but it hasn't stopped millions of pirates from illegally downloading them. the single-most pirated show this year was hbo's hit show game of thrones with pirated show illegal downloads of one episode. jerry willis, what other shows are favorites? >> hi there. that's right. i love the way you show office video when you sho
's not the kennedys seat, the same thing. >>> shameless plugs. >> sending good wishes to george h.w. bush. >> indeed all of us are. >> the first presidential hopeful i ever interviewed. >> historic. tracy? >> my mother is a christmas birthday baby. sometimes christmas birthday babies need another birthday wish. >> they do. it's never fair. because people say one present for both. >> my new think tank home the american enterprise institute has a summer program for college students. i just saw this. it actually looks pretty good. >> that's right. spend your summer there, get a lot of chgs interesting information. >>> coming up next on msnbc, chris jansing & company. thanks for watching. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan
now on the health of former president george h.w. bush. a family spokesman tells nbc news he still has an elevated temperature and there remains no discussion of a discharge date from methodist hospital in houston. originally they hoped the president who's 88 years old and suffering from bronchitis will be able to celebrate christmas with his family at home. over the holiday the spokesman said the former president whose career includes two terms at vice president was receiving visitors and well wishes and that the family remains cautiously optimistic he'll recover. stay with us. the day's top lines are coming up. ♪ new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one p
's a look at some of the other stories topping the news. former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care after his fever took a turn for the worst. bush is in guarded condition. doctors say they remain cautiously optimistic about his treatment. >>> nelson mandela has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a lung infection and gallstone. officials say he'll continue to receive top-level care at his home until he fully recovers. >>> the late senator inouye's successor will be sworn in today. brian schatz is flying to washington this hour with president obama. he was chosen by kneale abercrombie, despite inouye's wishes that congresswoman hanabusa take his seat. >>> emergency contraceptives will remain part of the federal law. >>> and russian president vladimir putin says he will sign the law banning adoptions of russian children by u.s. citizens. rocky had no idea whyn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compar
schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step aside as secretary in the coming weeks. >>> a winter storm getting r
was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> bush made that statement as he continues to recover in intensive care. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but promises that he's in good hands. the 88-year-old has been in the houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> this is a crucial day in the effort to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff. president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon. democrats and republicans both say a deal at this point would probably extend bush era tax cuts for most persons and raise taxes on the country's top earners. it could include an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, spending cuts would also be postponed. >>> house speaker john boehner will be at today's meet
that next. >>> president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition. a family spokesman says his doctors are cautiously optimistic. he's alert, talking with his family, but a few setbacks have kept him in the hospital, including a persistent fever. >>> it looks like 2012 will go down as a major turning point for the housing market. jackie, this could be the first yearly gain for home prices since the housing bubble. some good news? >> that's right. good morning, richard. there's no doubt the housing market has had a rough ride, but yesterday's 20-city index show that prices in october rose by 4.3%, also showed since jane war prices are up 6.9% just this year, the largest gain since 2005. the numbers also put the housing market on track to mark the first gain since 2006. many analysts look to housing as the foundation, no pun intended, for the health of the broader economy. the school of thought is housing has to show signs of life before the economy can really improve. >>> let's move on to toyota. they're making headlines today. >> is that right. toyota has agreed to pay more than a bill
a successor to the late senator inouye today. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the houston hospital with his family after developing a fever and had some chinese food for dinner. apparently a bush family tradition. doctors say they want to keep the 88-year-old there until he covers his strength. >>> workers at detroit's two biggest car makers are getting big bonus checks this year. they say that gm and ford workers will get profit sharing checks between $5,500 and $8,000 in march. >>> and a record box office year for movie makers. hollywood is on pace to rake in $10.8 billion for 2012. attendances up 5% over last year flocking to the blockbusters like "ifthe avengers." >>> massive storm causing cancelations and it is now headed east. we'll tell you the details about this monster storm next. am in 1. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is
done that since 1990 when george h.w. bush raised taxes. it's not done in the republican party. and he couldn't get his members to go along with it. >> and that's an excellent point. it's not so much boehner that he doesn't know how to lead. i can't think of anybody who would do a better job. it's the entire body right now and the state of politics where we are. particularly in the republican party that makes it very difficult to lead. nancy pelosi is still able to lead her caucus. she kept every single democrat, everyone the most moderate, she kept them all in line to not vote for the boehner bill. boehner just can't do it. >> thanks so much. really good to see you dana, ryan, thanks to you both. >>> first tornadoes and now blizzard conditions. we're following several severe weather stories making it difficult for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are h
. they wrestled over a gun and he was shot. >>> former president george h.w. bush is getting better. he is reportedly singing with doctors and nurses in the houston hospital where he is at, although he is still in the intensive care unit. the senior bush has been in the hospital now for more than a month, but his family says that they are confident that he'll be out or released soon. >>> a cancer diagnosis didn't stop one man. in fact, at 79, it is spurring him on to achieve new goal as a marathon runner. >>> plus, no more nudity in san francisco. at least not in public. it is one of the most outrageous lawsuits of the year. and of course our legal guy will weigh in. announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pound
behind china and ethiopia. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital today. in a statement his longtime chief of staff urged the to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is 88 years old and has been in the hospital since november 23 for a bad case of bronchitis. he has since suffered a series of complications. >>> the national weather service has issued a new winter storm warning for the eastern half of the country as a new system threatens to cause even more travel headaches throughout the region. this comes after more than 21 inches of snow and rain already fell in the northeast. record snowfall in arkansas has left nearly 200,000 people without power. joining me now is the weather channel's kelly cass. kelly, i'm here in washington, d.c. we are hearing warnings from d.c. to maine. don't drive on saturday. you know, hunker down. what's going to hit the east coast over the weekend? >> it will get messy, that's for sure. a lot of people are still trying to travel, get home from christmas or try to get to their new
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original. former president george h. w. bush called him a good and decent man, and former secretary of state colin powell says america has lost a great patriot and a great soldier. >>> derek, americans are now banned from adopting russian children. vladimir putin signed the ban into law today. law also blocks dozens of russian children now in the process of being adopted by american families from leaving the country. the law was passed in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russian officials deemed human rights violators. critics say the russian law victimizes children to make a political point. there are now an estimated 740,000 orphans in russia. >>> coming up, man tries to rescue man's best friend and ends up needing some rescuing himself. erica. >>> well, it's still night and pleasant out here on the weather terrace, but, of course, a winter storm is on the way, and that's going to bring an end to the nice weather. i will tell you what you can expect and when in your full forecast. >>> but up next, a cat rescue that's not for the faint of heart. fortunate
information about water.org, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> former president george h.w. bush seems to be getting a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic the former president will be released soon. >>> escalating violence in syria as rebels capture a key military base. now, more signs that the regime of bashar al assad is crumbling. a live record from the region after this. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you
for women in sexual violence. >>> george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke thece between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meeting
of this one it goes down. host: george h. w. bush will spend christmas in the hospital, according to "the washington post." host: samuel is from south carolina on the democrat's line. caller: hello. how have you been? host: fine, thank you. caller: joe scarborough. host: the morning talk-show host. why so? caller: he got his show body seemed to balance his program by talking to republicans and democrats and independents. when obama was down and mitt romney was gaining momentum, he pointed out some bad stuff that mitt romney did. he stood up last week about gun controls that we should do when all those kids got killed at the school. when a republican from florida and says he is a republican but still stands up to his party, he has to be a true hero. that is one reason why i watch his show and like his show. he might disagree on policies but he will tell you that. he believes in working together and getting things done for america. he should run for office again. host: steven from twitter adds -- dale from atlanta, georgia, hi. caller: hig. my political hero -- everybody was picking talk sh
of the top stories. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital with an elevated fever. he is on a liquid diet an his condition is listed as guarded. his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be dprumpy with all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay up in a major way, $1.1 billion to settle a class action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the deal toyota will install a brake override system in effective cars. it will also set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that money would compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. also toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will be set up to compensate current owners whose cars aren't eligible for the brake override system. >>> late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in later today. hawaii governor kneel abercrombie appointed his lieutenant governor, brian schatz to fill the seat. a white house official says he's actually flying to d.c. with presi
. >>> and some good news regarding former president george h.w. bush. despite remaining in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital this morning where he's been treated for an el vajeelev fever, we have word that he's improving. according to his spokesman, the 41st president is alert and is always in good spirits. >>> here's a question -- what do anderson cooper, kathy griffin, and nude pictures on a couch have in common? why is it leaving our own candy crowley speeches e speechless? stick around for a bizarre and unforgettable moment from last night's "situation room." >>> all morning we're looking at your bev moment of 2012. this photo comes to us from i reporter beth woods. here's her story. she was told in 2008 she'd never be able to have kids without medical help. look at this little guy. so cute. her new son alex, his birth was her best moment of 2012. >>> and every week, dr. sanjay gupta brings us incredible stories of recovery and survival from around the world. in today's "human factor," our chief medical correspondent reports on a 71-year-old who's continued his dream of runnin
the holiday season in the hospital. we will update you on the latest on president george h.w. bush's condition. >>> and toyota owners could be on the receiving end of a massive settlement after hundreds of lawsuits claimed some cars were, in fact, accelerating on their own. jon: new information now on some political stories we're following for you. president george h.w. bush in a hospital in houston this holiday season. doctors saying the oldest living former u.s. president now moved into the spencive care unit after what they call a series of setbacks. they're adding that they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian schatz tapped to fill the seat of the late senator daniel inn way. -- inouye. he had named a congresswoman to preplace him on his death bed, that was his wish. the governor said he made his decisions in the best interests of his party. and second time's a charm, a new poll shows 46% of americans believe the president's job performance will improve in his second term. 22% are preparing for things to get worse, they say. harris: in the co
back into recession. rebecca? >> thanks so much chip reid. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent his christmas day in a hospital. the former president was admitted a month ago for bronchitis-like cough. doctors want him to remain in the hospital to build up strength and balance his medications. >>> a new study finds the number of u.s. troops hospitalized for heart trouble has plummeted over the last 60 years. during the korean war, about 8 out of 10 service members had signs of coronary artery disease. now it's roughly 1 in 10. reducing smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have improved the military's heart health. they also say recent increases in obesity and type-2 diabetes have not yet affected the military. >>> he had a remarkable career, but an even more extraordinary life. we learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter
natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man has been pushed to his death in front of a subway train. witnesses say a mumbling woman shoved a man into the path of an oncoming train in queens on thursday evening. police said the man didn't seem to notice the woman before she pushed him. she fled the scene and police are now searching for her. >>> it's back to work for secretary of state
george h.w. bush's health is getting better. the 88-year-old is in good spirits, even singing to the hospital staff. he has been in the hospital now for more than a month. doctors say they're optimistic about his recovery. >>> if you have ever wanted to go to the presidential inauguration ball hosted by the president, here's your opportunity. the presidential inaugural committee is marking a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you have to sign up on the committee's website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets at $60 each. >> and sign pages of documents. >> ten forms of i.d. no. >> but you'll certainly have a lot of date options. that's going to be a hot ticket. >> $60. you can't beat that. talking about the weather, we're hearing from our viewer tammy who says her son cannot see out of the snow this morning in hagerstown. >> it's starting to coat the streets there for sure. any of those untreated roads is where the streets will be slick to t
: and president george h.w. with bush spending christmas in the hospital. been there for more than a month. what doctors are saying about the former president's health. patti ann: and a christmas miracle for a heart broken family whose dog went missing a week ago. >> i was awakened by, like, an alert-type bark, and i ran downstairs, and she was right there right at the door that she goes in and out of all the time just waiting for me to open it. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. gregg: china is unveiling the world's longest high-speed rail train this week. 1500 miles long, it runs from beijing to the south, and the train on this high-speed rail line initially ran 186 miles per hour. can you believe that? cutting between the two cities. china's railway system has a checker ored past, it has been riddled with accidents including the latest crash involving a bullet train which killed 40 pe
. george h.w. burks 137. bill clinton, 167. george w. bush, 173. and then president obama through november 5 2012, i guess the day of the election, had 311 -- 3 10789 why such a jump between president carter and president obama? is it just the cost of running these campaigns? is it television ads? writes all this money going if guest: it's a very good question. if you want to understand what presidents do, you have to think about what the rules of the system are that incentivize their action. so the rise in fundraising is really a story about the consequence of campaign reform. if you want to empty your let to a presidential candidate, you could give them $25,000. over the last few decades, campaign costs have exploded. the rational is that -- rationale is that we want to have small amount offense money to limit corruption or the appearance of corruption. so the idea is if i can only get a certain amount of money from you, and every person i know, i'm not going to be behold on every certain but with rising president costs, the president is spending more time raising more and more money. th
.c. is jimmy williams, msnbc contributor and joe watkins, republican strategist and former george h.w. bush white house aide. he was also a romney surrogate. jimmy, do you know how much msnbc pays versus cnbc? i mean is there a reason that you feel more aligned with -- what do we got to do to get you here, anyway? >> pay me more, baby. it's called capitalism. >> oh. now -- >> the democrat speaking. >> now you like capitalism, when it applies to you. okay. we got it. jimmy, can they do anything to -- between tonight -- or they can meet with the president today, and then the house gets back on sunday. do you think they can do some stripped down bill? >> i think that -- i know they can. but they won't. and the reason they won't is because speaker boehner, who i like and you and i have talked about, cannot get -- listen, if he can't get a million bucks threshold on a tax cut through his chamber, what's he going to do get $500,000? it's not going to happen. what i think is going to happen at the white house this afternoon, though, is these folks are going to come in, sit down with the president,
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